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Keele University

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)



The Sneyds came into possession of the Keele estate in the mid-16th century. Before the Sneyds the area was owned by the Knights Templar, a medieval Military Order. The first Keele Hall was built in 1580 and it was rebuilt in 1860. The University itself was founded as the University College of North Staffordshire in 1949 and received its Charter as the University of Keele in 1962.


We are in the heart of England and offer world-class education and research. We are famous for the breadth of our teaching and are a leading example of a university campus community.


Universities are assessed independently on the quality of their research by the Research Excellence Framework (REF). We’re really proud that 97% of our research was deemed to be world-leading, or of international importance, in the REF 2014.


We have a commitment to provide careers guidance, advice and information to help you achieve your career plans. Whether you are looking to enter a graduate career, applying for further study or aim to become self-employed we will offer a wide range of services, resources and activities for you. Keele holds a Career Fair every year. Discover career opportunities with employers such as RBS, the NHS, Wardell Armstrong, the Local Government Association and the Department of Education, to name but a few.Drop-ins are your best way to initially see a Careers Adviser. These one-to-one 15 minute sessions are available on a frequent basis allowing you to start your career planning and move forward.

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University Ranking

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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

Everything’s on your doorstep at Keele, with all the most important services and facilities gathered together at the centre of campus. And because our student population is quite small, there’s a great sense of community.

Housing services

If you prefer living off campus we strongly recommend that you choose properties advertised on our studentpad website. All properties advertised are owned by reputable, accredited landlords. We cannot vouch for any landlords or properties not listed on studentpad.

Library services

You have two libraries: one on campus, open 24/7 during semesters, and the other at the Royal Stoke University Hospital for our healthcare students. Both offer free Wi-Fi and a choice of study spaces.

ICT services

IT Services provides central technology services to the University, supporting students and staff in learning, teaching and collaboration.

Through IT Services networks, facilities and server provision you have access to the internet, a university email account and safe place to store your work (which is backed up every night).

Medical services

All students are entitled to free emergency treatment however, if you have a four month visa you cannot register with the Health Centre and need to ensure you have adequate healthcare insurance for payment if you need non-emergency treatment.You should register with Keele Practice which is located on campus in Horwood Halls.It has two doctors supported by two specialist nurse practioners.

Student Life

Campus life

Everything’s on your doorstep at Keele, with all the most important services and facilities gathered together at the centre of campus. And because our student population is quite small, there’s a great sense of community.

On Campus you can find 6 Halls of Residence:

  • Barnes Hall
  • Hawthorns Hall
  • Holly Cross & The Oaks
  • Horwood Hall
  • Lindsay Hall
  • Halls Life

Sports facilities

Some of the sport facilities you will find here are:

  • Squash Courts
  • Spinning Room
  • Bouldering Wall
  • Gymnasium
  • Dance Studio
  • Alderton & Walshaw Sports Halls
  • Grass Football Pitches
  • Tennis Courts
  • Sand Based Astro Pitch
  • Cricket Pitches
  • Lacrosse Pitch
  • Indoor & Outdoor Changing Rooms
The Sports Centre is also home to our Fitness Centre and Kinesis Suite, which cater for all of your training needs, from performance through to casual training, in a friendly and supportive environment. Our fitness centre is well equipped with over 50 stations consisting of cardiovascular equipment, resistance equipment and a midsection training area as as well as a weights room and an 8 station kinesis room.

Student clubs

We provide the support, facilities and other resources to enable students to set up and develop their own societies, sports clubs, volunteering projects and other student interest groups. More than half of all Keele students are a member of at least one of these groups.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've had a great time so far. I've made friends for life and my study is incredible.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Haven't started studying their yet but I cannot wait to get on board and start my degree

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

everything went well. there we couples of hurdles like failures yet at the end everything worked out.

Keele, England, United Kingdom